Friday, June 28, 2013

Two Months Old

I had my two month appointment yesterday. 
I am doing so well. 
11 lbs. 3 oz. 
23 inches long. 
The doctor said I am really good at holding my head up. 
They don't expect that much head control until four months!
I got my vaccinations and it was no biggy. 
I'm pretty tough.
I socially smile all the time and have been for a couple weeks now. 
I love to kick my legs like a crazy person. 
My favorite toy is Sophie the giraffe. 
She gives me kisses and Mommy squeaks her and I smile. 
I am getting my baby blessing this Sunday. 
Grandma Fullmer is making my blessing dress!
I'm wearing 0-3 clothes now. 
I'm sleeping at least 8 hours a night now. 
I love to talk with my daddy. 
We talk about our day for like 20 minutes when he gets home from work. 
I love it when he gets home and plays with me. 

Luvs. Dezi. 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

One Month Old

One Month...

So I forgot to post Desiree's one month photo.
Tomorrow I will post her two month photo, 
which is what she currently is!
Time flies!!

I love to fall asleep in Daddy's arms.
All I do is eat and sleep and poop.
Sometimes when I fart I smile.
I am starting to track Mommy and Daddy with my eyes.
It's hard, but I'm getting better!
I am still wearing new born clothes.
But I am very long/tall for my age.
So I'm sure I'll be out of them soon.
I am sleeping between 4-5 hours straight at night.
Mommy puts headbands on me all the time.
I don't mind.
I try to suck on my hands. 
It's really fun and soothing.
But I can't figure out how to keep them there.
So I cry.
Mommy saves me with a binky.
Sometimes I knock the binky out with my hand.
Then I cry again.
Mommy saves me with a swaddle.
I love to be swaddled.
It helps me sleep and feel comfy and safe.
My hair is thinning out a bit.
But Mommy and Daddy still tell me I'm beautiful and cute and pretty.

Luvs. Dezi.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Calling All Curly Girls

So I've had a few people ask me how I get my hair to curl.
I've tried uploading videos.
I've tried just writing it out.
It takes a long time to write out.
So I usually give up.
Finally, I am going to sit down and just do it!
This is for you Brooke!! :D

First things first.
I used to HATE my hair.
Hate it.
But now that I've followed this routine, 
and stuck with it.
My hair is so much healthier.
And I actually like my curls.
Still prefer it straight.
But I don't feel "ugly" when I do it curly.

Let's get started...
Try not to brush your hair.
Curly hair tends to be more dry than other hair styles.
Causing it to break more easily.
That's why it goes all crazy in humidity.
It's trying to suck in as much moisture as possible!
It's thirsty!
So we try to keep is "soaked" all day long.
Not literally, no.
That would NOT be cute.

All my products I use are by DevaCurl
Click here for all their products

I wash my hair with No-Poo
It doesn't foam....which is a GOOD thing.
The chemicals in other shampoos that makes them bubble up like that
 is what can really dry your hair out.
So it's more of a cleanser than a soapy shampoo.

But I only put it at the base of the hair along the scalp.
That's really the only dirty part.
Then I rinse it out.
Rinsing alone takes care of the rest of the hair as is slides down.

Then I condition with One Condition

 Now I try to avoid my scalp.
Working about an inch or two from my scalp,
I run my fingers through my hair.
This is the only time I will "brush" my hair.
I let it sit while I wash my body, shave, etc.
Then rinse.

Next, do NOT dry your hair with a regular towel!
They are made to soak up moisture.
But we want to try and keep as much moisture as we can.
So use a microfiber cloth.

And scrunch your hair with the cloth.
Enough so it's not dripping.
But your hair is still pretty soaked (maybe dripping a tiny bit).

Then I use AnGEL as my gel.

I used to use moose.
But this stuff rocks my world.
I put about a drop about the size of a 50 cent piece in my hand.
If you feel the need to use more, have at it!
And I scrunch it from the tips of my hair, up.
I don't really put it on my roots.
You want it to make a squishing sound as you scrunch.
That's when you know your hair is moist/wet enough.

Then,  I wait.
I like to let my hair air dry.
But if I'm in a hurry I use a defuser.
This is the one I use. 

Now, if while your hair is drying,
you notice there are a few pieces that just aren't curling cute,
it happens to all of us,
use clips.

These are the ones I use.
I simply twist the hair around my finger.
Then pull it off while keeping it close-ish to my head.
Like an inch or so.
And clamp one of these babies on.
Keep letting it air dry or defuse with the clip in the whole time.
Take it out when you're dry and voila!

When my hair is done drying I will scrunch it until it's soft.
I HATE crunchy curls. 
But this gel is so awesome that when you scrunch it after it's dry,
it's soft and perfect, not fluffy and crazy.

I only wash my hair like 2 or maybe 3 times a week.
So on the days in between,
When you hair looks about like this in the morning...

I use the Mist-er Right.
This is magic in a bottle.
I first spray my hair all over with a water bottle so it's pretty damp.
Scrunch my hair a little so it soaks up the water.
Then spray this all over.
And scrunch again.
And if there are any curls having issues I use the clips again.
Then let air dry or defuse.

That's about it!!
I know it's a long posting but hopefully it helped some curly girls out there.

You obviously don't have to use this brand.
But I have tried product after product and have never seen results like what this gives.
Feel free to ask any other questions.
Just comment or email me at

loose, not cute, dull curls.
Of course, the bleach didn't help. :/
If you're going for the beachy look though, this isn't too bad.

But if you really want that good curly look...



Luvs. Rosie.

Monday, June 24, 2013

A Part of Me

I have become something that I have never been before.
Something I could not have been without her.
Something I longed to be.
Someone I longed to have.
But I had to be patient.
I had to grow a little.
Learn a little.
Love more and listen.
Laugh more and pray.
Timing had to be right.
We had to be ready.
I had already been blessed.
I had him.
He grew too.
Then he become something more.
More than just mine.
He loves me, I love him.
But he loves her.
And I wouldn't have it any other way.
I want his whole heart to be filled with us.
I know my whole heart is filled with them.
He is in a part of her.
But she is A Part of Me.


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A Little Box of Sunshine

I have a friend who had an ectopic pregnancy.
7 weeks pregnant.
That's where the egg implants and grows in the fallopian tube.
So she had to have surgery.
And, obviously, lost the baby.
I couldn't even imagine.
My heart just ached for her.
So I threw together this "Little Box of Sunshine".
Hopefully to brighten her day.
(inspired by pinterest and this super cute blog)

I knew she had a dog, Roxy.
So I threw in some treats and toy for her too.

I am so blessed to have the perfect little daughter that I have.
And that pregnancy was pretty normal.
Desiree and I didn't have any complications,
and hope we have none to come.
Ha, wouldn't that be nice.
I thank my Heavenly Father every day for our little Squeaks.
I love her.

Luvs, Rosie.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Kiss Me You Fool

I love loose fitted shirts right now so you can't see my postpartum belly!
Hides that little chubs pouch well.
But the big thing here is I can fit into my pre-preggers jeans!
They are a tight fit, but they fit.
Not nicely, though.
But hey, I guess that means there's room to improve??

printed tee ~ white jeans {they look so much cuter on the model}
wedge sandals {but I'm loving them in white too}

Metallics {especially silver} are a real hit this summer.
And they look great with pastels too!
I am also LOVING these metallic heels.


Monday, June 10, 2013

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Father's Day is just around the corner.
And we all know we've occasionally struggled finding something great,
whether it's for our hubbies or our own fathers. 
So here are a few helpful ideas for the young and old.
{1} Pattern Ties   {2} Straight Shave Gift Card    {3} Nice Dress Shirt    {4} Trendy Watch    {5} Workout Shorts
{6} Cool Sunnies    {7} Catchall    {8} Trucker Hat    {9} Fuel Band    {10} Swim Trunks

Luvs :)

Friday, June 7, 2013

Crave & Save

My new goal is to try and do better on my fashion splurging.
Now that I have a wee one I need to be more money conscious.
I probably should have been a long time ago though.
So here is one area where I am happy to say I saved...a ton!
You can too.

This is what I was craving

And this is what I saved with!
on sale for $29.90
(and if you use a Nordstrom Note
like I did, it only cost me $9.90 +tax!)
And honestly, I think my choice is much cuter than the other one. :D
Even though I was told about this steal,
and didn't actually find the savings myself...
I'm still gonna share and be proud of my savings.
See jacket worn here!